Donald Simonson, Morrill Professor of Music and Theatre at Iowa State University, has been elected to membership in the American Academy of Teachers of Singing. He will be officially inducted in October in New York.Donald Simonson
The American Academy of Teachers of Singing was founded in 1922 by a distinguished group of voice teachers concerned for developing the highest standards and most scrupulous ethics for the entire voice teaching profession. Membership in the academy is open only by internal nomination and election. Membership is for life and is limited to 40 individuals. The organization strives for improvement in the profession and for the furtherance of the vocal arts through research, publication, convention presentations, adjudication and various other activities.
Simonson uses technology in teaching vowel formant tuning, and has given invited presentations throughout the world on this topic. He served with distinction as president of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and is a member of the lead group of American voice teachers to join the Royal Conservatory-Toronto and Carnegie Hall in the vocal Achievement Program. He teaches voice, voice pedagogy, vocal literature, and conducts musical theater.